Papers reviewed by the Reading Group
Tuesday 19 October 2021 - Professor Peter Jones
*Jongsma, H et al (2021) Understanding the excess psychosis risk in ethnic minorities: the impact of structure and identity. Social Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiology. DOI. 10.1007/s00127-021-02042-8
*Jones, P & Fung, W L A (2014) Ethnicity and Mental Health: The Example of Schizophrenia in the African-Caribbean Population in Europe. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139140348.011
*Burke, A (1984) Racism and Psychological Disturbance Among West Indians in Britain. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/002076408403000108?journalCode=ispa#:~:text=https%3A//doi.org/10.1177/002076408403000108
Tuesday 22 June 2021 – Professor Aziz Sheikh & Professor Simon Griffin
"Can we create data-enabled learning health systems? Reflections from on COVID-19"
*Sheikh, A et al. (2021) Health information technology and digital innovation for national learning health and care systems. The Lancet Digital Health https://doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00005-4
*Simpson, C. R et al (2021) First-dose ChAdOx1 and BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccines and thrombocytopenic, thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events in Scotland. Nature Medicine https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01408-4
*Sheikh, A (2021) From Learning Healthcare Systems to Learning Health Systems. Learning Health Systems https://doi.org/10.1002/lrh2.10216
*Vasileiou, E (2021) Interim findings from first-dose mass COVID-19 vaccination roll-out and COVID-19 hospital admissions in Scotland: a national prospective cohort study. The Lancet. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00677-2
*Sheikh, A (2021) SARS-CoV-2 Delta VOC in Scotland: demographics, risk of hospital admission, and vaccine effectiveness. The Lancet https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01358-1
Tuesday 25 March 2021 – Professor Kevin Fenton
*Ward, H et al. (2021) Antibody prevalence for SARS-CoV-2 following the peak of the pandemic in England: REACT2 study in 100,000 adults https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.12.20173690v2
*Razieh, C et. al. (2021) Ethnic minorities and COVID-19: examining whether excess risk is mediated through deprivation. European Journal of Public Health https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurpub/ckab041/6179315
*Nafilyan, V et. al. (2021) Ethnic differences in COVID-19 mortality during the first two waves of the Coronavirus Pandemic: a nationwide cohort study of 29 million adults in England https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.03.21251004v1
*Lawes-Wickwar, S et. al. (2021) A Rapid Systematic Review of Public Responses to Health Messages Encouraging Vaccination against Infectious Diseases in a Pandemic or Epidemic. Vaccines
Tuesday 17 November 2020 – Professor Mike Kelly and Dr John Ford
* Bambra, C et al. (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic and health inequalities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. https://jech.bmj.com/content/74/11/964
* Horton, Richard. (2020) Offline: COVID-19 is not a pandemic, Vol 396 September 26, 2020: 874. https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2820%2932000-6
* The social, the biological and the material world and COVID 19. (M Kelly)
Using scientific knowledge to help reduce health inequality: the role of lifecourse microsimulation
Cookson, Mirelman, Griffin, Asaria, Dawkins, Norheim, Verguet, & J Culyer (2017). Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Address Health Equity Concerns. Value in health, 20, 206-212 (7 page journal article)
Skarda, I, Asaria, M and Cookson, R. (2020). Lifecourse microsimulation for economic evaluation of public investments in childhood. Equipol working paper, University of York.
Habitus, bodies and health inequalities
• Wacquant, Loïc (2006) Habitus, in Beckert, J and Zavirovski M (eds) International Encyclopaedia of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge. 315-319
• Megan Warin, Vivienne Moore, Michael Davies, Stanley Ulijaszek (2016) Epigenetics and Obesity: The Reproduction of Habitus through Intracellular and Social Environments, Body and Society; Vol. 22(4) 53–78.
• Extracts: Local Government Board (1914) Forty-third Annual Report of the Local Government Board, 1913-14. Supplement in continuation of the Report of the Medical Officer of the Board for 1913-14 containing a Third report on Infant Mortality dealing with infant mortality in Lancashire. London: HMSO.
Tuesday 9 July 2019 – Prof Allyson Pollock
The end of universal healthcare in England?
Pollock, A. M., Macfarlane, A. J. and Godden, S. (2012). Dismantling the signposts to public health? NHS data under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 2012(344) (Repository copy available here)
Pollock, A. M., & Roderick, P. (2018). Why we should be concerned about accountable care organisations in England’s NHS. BMJ, 360, k343.
The impact of new technology on health inequalities
Draft of “Health technology and inequality” publication for PHG – not available for circulation.
Greenhalgh, T., Wherton, J., Papoutsi, C., Lynch, J., Hughes, G., Hinder, S., Procter, R. and Shaw, S., 2018. Analysing the role of complexity in explaining the fortunes of technology programmes: empirical application of the NASSS framework. BMC medicine, 16(1), p.66.
Wednesday 14 November 2018 – Dr Elias Nosrati
Punitive social policy and the American overdose epidemic
Case, A. and Deaton, A., 2015. Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49), pp.15078-15083.
Wacquant, L., 2014. Class, race and hyperincarceration in revanchist America. Socialism and Democracy, 28(3), pp.35-56.
Nosrati, E., Kang-Brown, J., Ash, M., McKee, M., Marmot, M. and King, L.P., 2019. Economic decline, incarceration, and mortality from drug use disorders in the USA between 1983 and 2014: an observational analysis. The Lancet Public Health, 4(7), pp.e326-e333.
A one day conference and public lecture on Friday 1 June 2018:
Thursday 8 February 2018 – Professor Susan J. Smith
The contribution of geography to the study of health inequalities
Papers for discussion
Wednesday13 December 2017 – Professor Mike Savage
Contemporary understandings of social class
Papers for discussion
Wednesday 1 February 2017
This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss continuing work on Reading Group papers, and the development of a proposal to hold an event on the subject of social mammals
Monday 3 October 2016 – Stephen Suomi on social mammals
Massart, R., Suderman, M.J., Nemoda, Z., Sutti, S., Ruggiero, A.M., Dettmer, A.M., Suomi, S.J. and Szyf, M. (2016) The Signature of Maternal Social Rank in Placenta Deoxyribonucleic Acid Methylation Profiles in Rhesus Monkeys. Child Development.
The main focus of meetings this year has been to work towards the production of academic papers. Consequently not every meeting involved a review of existing research.
Wednesday 8 June 2016
The final meeting of the year dealt with the progress being made on papers being written by the group, discussions on interdisciplinarity and the future of the Reading Group.
Wednesday 4 May 2016 – Professor Richard Holton on addiction
Holton, R. and Berridge, K. (2013) Compulsion and Choice in Addiction. A shortened version of: Addiction between compulsion and choice, in, N. Levy (ed.) Addiction and Self-Control, Oxford: Oxford University Press: 239–68. http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/rjh221/pubs/abcc.pdf
Wednesday 17 February 2016 – Dr Robbie Duschinsky on attachment
Raikes, H. A. and Thompson, R. A. (2005) Links between risk attachment and security: Models of influence, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology; 26:440-455.
Cyr, C., Euser, E. M. Bakermans-Kraneburg, M. J. and van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2010) Attachment security and disorganization in maltreating and high-risk families: A series of meta-analyses, Development and Psychopathology; 22: 87-108.
Main, M., Hesse, E. and Kaplan, N. (2005) Predictability of Attachment Behavior and Representational Processes at 1, 6, and 19 Years of Age: The Berkeley Longitudinal Study, in, K. E. Grossmann, K. Grossman and E. Waters (eds.) Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood: The Major Longitudinal Studies, New York: The Guildford Press.
Wednesday 16 December 2015
The proposed work plan was further reviewed in this meeting.
Wednesday 25 November 2015
This meeting established the foundations of a work plan for the coming academic year, focusing mainly on the production of academic papers which built on the readings and discussions in the previous year.
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Gilens, M. & Page, B.I. (2014) Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, Perspectives on Politics; 12: 564-581.
Piketty, T. (2014) Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge, Mass: Belknap press.
Wednesday 18 March 2015
This meeting acted as a discussion of all the papers that had been reviewed so far and as a consolidation of key ideas and themes which had emerged from previous meetings of the Reading Group.
Bunker, J. (2001) Medicine Matters After All: Measuring the benefits of medical care, a healthy lifestyle, and a just social environment. London: The Stationery Office/The Nuffield Trust.
Giddens, A. (1979) Central problems in social theory: action, structure and contradiction in social analysis. Basingstoke: Macmillan
Giddens, A. (1982) Profiles and critiques in social theory. London: Macmillan
Giddens, A. (1984) The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration. Cambridge: Polity.
Health Education Authority (1998) The HEA Health and Lifestyle Survey: A Report on the Secondary Analysis of a National Data set of Health-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour, London: Health Education Authority.
Piketty, T. (2014) Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge, Mass: Belknap press.
Victora, C.G., Horta, B.L., de Mola, C.L., Quevedo, L., Pinheiro, R.T., Gigante, D.P.,Gonçalves,H. Barros, F.C. (2015) Association between breastfeeding and intelligence, educational intelligence, educational attainment, and income at 30 years of age: a prospective birth cohort study from Brazil, Lancet Glob Health 2015; 3: e199–205 http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X%2815%2970002-1.pdf
Tuesday 24 February 2015
Barker, D.J.P., Barker, M, Fleming, T., Lampl, M (2013) Support mothers to secure future public health, Nature; 504: 12 December 209-211
Ozane, S. E and Constancia, M. (2007) Mechanisms of Disease: the developmental origins of disease and the role of the epigenotype http://www.nature.com/nrendo/journal/v3/n7/full/ncpendmet0531.html
Stuckler, D., King, L., McKee, M (2009) Mass privatisation and the post-communist mortality crisis: a cross-national analysis, Lancet; Published online January 15, 2009 DOI:10.1016/S0140- 6736(09)60005-2
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Marteau, T.M. & Hall, P.A. (2013) Breadlines, brains, and behaviour: targeting executive functioning and environments may loosen the link between demography and destiny, BMJ 2013; 347: f6750 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f6750
Raver, C.C., Blair, C., Willoughby, M. (2013) Poverty as a predictor of 4-year-olds’ executive function:new perspectives on models of differential susceptibility, Developmental Psychology, 49:292–304.
Harris, J. (2002) From poor law to welfare state? A European perspective, in, Winch, D & O’Brien, P.K. (eds) The Political Economy of British Historical Experience, 1688-1914, London: British Academy.
Suggested further readings:
Solar, P. (1995) Poor relief and English economic development before the industrial revolution, Economic History Review; 48: 1-22
Ferguson, T. (1984) The Dawn of Scottish Social Welfare: A Survey From Medieval Times to 1863, London: Nelson
Fergusion, T. (1958) Scottish Social Welfare 1864-194, Edinburgh: Livingston
Thursday 22 January 2015
Conant, R.C. & Ashby, W.R. (1970) Every good regulator of a system must be a model of that system, Int. J. Systems Sci., 1970, 1: 89-97.
Anderson, E.S. (1999) What is the point of equality? Ethics; 109: 287-337